Archive for September, 2009

507.55-Carat Diamond Found At South African Mine

September 30th, 2009 by wolverine

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Petra Diamonds Ltd. says a diamond the size of a chicken egg has been found at a mine northeast of Pretoria, South Africa last September 24, 2009.

It was discovered with three other large diamonds at the famous Cullinan mine where the largest diamond (3,106 carats in the rough) in history was found more than 100 years ago. That finished stone was cut to form the Great Star of Africa and the Lesser Star of Africa and set in Britain’s Imperial Scepter as part of the Crown Jewels, The Associated Press reports.

Johan Dippenaar, the company’s chief executive said that the 507.55-carat gem was of “exceptional color and clarity.” The diamond maybe among the world’s top 20 high-quality gems. No value has been given yet for the diamond, which weighs just over 100 grams but this could be worth in excess of $20m (£12.5m). The big question now is what will the mining company do with this big discovery? Any suggestions???

Source: petradiamonds.com/www.washingtonpost.com

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TOP SHOP: String Lace Tights

September 29th, 2009 by wolverine

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Here is a pair of unique tights perfect to add glam to your evening get up. The string lace effect will look great if worn over patterned tights or try them over a pair of flesh-colored tights or some grey opaques. This front and back lace-up effect tights are made of 90% nylon and 10% lycra/elastane. What are your thoughts about these new lace up effect tights from Top Shop? Now available in black at £12.00. Source: Topshop.com


Elizabeth and James Pollen Ring

September 24th, 2009 by msj484

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Here’s another fabulous creation by Robert Lee Morris for Elizabeth and James. This lovely cocktail ring is made of sterling silver with oxidized cluster details. A bit pricey for its $175 value but it is without doubt a fascinating beauty. Classy, chic and a bit edgy. Glam up your wardrobe with this bewitching piece. Get it at shopbop.com.

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Fab and Fashionable Faux Coats under $150

September 22nd, 2009 by msj484

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Warm up in these fashionable and impossibly soft beauties for under $150. By this time, winter shopping is probably already in your to-do list. Looking for some stylish coats at reasonable prices?

Checkout the Du Monde Faux Fox Fur Vest with belt in color grey. Features a show collar and optional faux-leather belt. Has two front clip pockets, hidden hinged coat hooks and polyester lining. Imported materials. Sold for only $98.

For $138, you can have a plush faux fur with cheetah print styles. The Impermeable Platinum by Weatherproof® Faux Cheetah Coat also features a club-collar coat with saucer buttons, on-seam pockets and polyester lining. made from imported materials.

Or you might prefer a shorter coat in faux mink. Checkout Kristen Blake Faux Mink Belle Sleeve Jacket. It comes in chocolate colored persian-mink-patterned faux fur with a vintage inspired belle sleeves and a dramatic portrait collar. Features hidden front hook and eye closure in acrylic/polyester lining. Available in regular and petite sizes for only $138.

All these are available at www.nordstrom.com for shipping or pickup.

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The Body Shops’ New LOVE ETC…

September 22nd, 2009 by msj484

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Spread some love all over the world. That’s Body Shop’s catch phrase for their new fragrance – LOVE ETC… Here’s a refreshingly warm and radiant new line from Body Shop. Made only from organic ingredients and sold in fully recyclable packaging, the new line features a Eau de parfum, body lotion and body wash.

The body wash is a soap-free cleansing gel made from community trade honey from organic sources in Africa. Less drying than soap because of it’s soap-free formulation. It comes in 200 ml bottle sold at £6.35 (approx $10.35).

The body lotion is a lightweight moisturizer made from organic babassu oil from Coppalj, Brazil. Available in 200 ml bottle for £7.30 (appprox $11.82).

The Body Shop’s LOVE ETC…Eau de parfum is an irristible and uplifting scent made mostly from jasmine, vanilla and sandal wood. Also contains notes of pear, neroli, bergamot, heliotrope, lily of the valley and creamy musk. Available in 30 ml bottle for £11.70 (approx $18.95).

Visit www.thebodyshop.co.uk for more product information.

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Elizabeth and James Breast Cancer Awareness Necklace

September 19th, 2009 by msj484

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The Olsen twins’ Elizabeth and James teamed up with Shopbop to create this exclusive necklace for a charitable cause. Available online since Sept 15 only at Shopbop. Retailed at $58, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Network of Strength.

Designed by Robert Lee Morris, the necklace is a dainty silver Y-chain with a bronze leaf charm. With just a touch of boho, the design is trendy yet simple and very feminine. Shopping for a cause, anyone?

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Leighton Meester in Louis Vuitton Resort 2010 Dress

September 18th, 2009 by msj484

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Spotted, Leighton Meester in this year’s Teen Choice Awards looking adorable as always. The actress who plays Blair Waldorf on tv’s Gossip Girl is picture perfect in a black and white striped Louis Vuitton mini dress paired with red Brian Atwood Mary Jane Platforms. The short and layered skirt plus the eye popping red platforms showed off her legs beautifully.

The overall look is fresh, youthful yet edgy that is simply to die for.

XOXO

PREVAGE Day Ultra Protection Anti-aging Moisturizer SPF 30 PA ++, 1.7 fl. oz.

September 14th, 2009 by msj484

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Protect your skin from the free radicals unleased by the sun and the enviroment. Elizabeth Arden’s new addition to its skincare line, PREVAGE Day Ultra Protection Anti-aging Moisturizer SPF 30, is the first ever moisturizer with both high level SPF protection and revolutionary Idebenone, proven as the most powerful and effective antioxidant* on the market today.

Prevage Day Ultra Protection Anti-aging Moisturizer SPF 30 moisturizes and hydrates by reinforcing your skin’s defence system creating a softer, smoother skin. Keep your skin radiant and pretty. Try it now for $125. Visit http://shop.elizabetharden.com to order online. You might also want to check out REVAGE® Anti-aging Night Cream and PREVAGE® Eye Anti-aging Moisturizing Treatment.